World Vision Run 2016: Run For Health and Nutrition

For the past five years, the World Vision Run brought people from all walks of life to run in the hope of sending more underprivileged Filipino kids to school. This year, World Vision is inviting everyone again to run and show their care for the children to help fulfill their dreams for better lives. World Vision Run 2016 is for the benefit of malnourished children and to fund nutrition interventions in areas where chronic malnutrition is most prevalent.

By joining the World Vision Run 2016, running more kilometers , sharing the cause and experience with your family and friends, or even considering to sponsor a child will definitely contribute in helping more children have brighter futures ahead.

What: World Vision Fun Run 2016
When: June 26 2016
Where: Blue Bay Walk, Pasay City

Registration Fee
PHP300 – 500m
PHP600 – 3km
PHP700 – 5km
PHP800 – 10km
PHP1,000 – 21km (with finishers medal)

REGISTRATION VENUES:

TECH SHIRTS (Choose Your Color)

ROUTE MAPS:

About World Vision Child Sponsorship

The best way to help a child is to help his community become a better place to grow up in. For a donation of P600 a month, you will help provide children and his community with access to: education, health care, nutritious food, clean water, livelihood opportunities and more.

Child sponsorship ensures that the community will be able to provide children with the basics they need to help them grow up in a healthy environment and have a chance for a better, more sustainable future.

How Child Sponsorship Works

Child sponsorship is an exciting journey of transformation – for the child you’re helping and for you especially if you use all the tools available to help you bond with your sponsored child.

It works by linking a poor child to an individual/ group who is committed to give a regular gift of P600 a month per child or P7,200 a year. Your monthly pledge is pooled with those of other child sponsors in the Philippines and overseas. Pooling together resources/ donations enables World Vision to maximize the productivity of every peso.

When you decide to sponsor a child, you’ll meet the child that you’ll be sponsoring by receiving a welcome kit that includes your sponsored child’s photo and profile, along with ways to connect and be updated with your new sponsored child.

Sponsorship fosters sustainability. World Vision plans and works alongside community members to help build healthy communities for children.

To know more about Child Sponsorship or other ways you can make a difference, click on this link: http://worldvision.org.ph/

World Vision Run 2014: June 22, 2014

 

Join the World Vision 2014 Run for the benefit of the sponsored and waiting-to-be-sponsored children of World Vision communities in the Philippines. Expect tons of great fun on June 22, 2014 at the BGC grounds.

Make this a family event to remember. Race categories begin at 500m for the kids to the 21km run for the professional runners.

This event aims to raise funds for the sponsored children and communities that World Vision supports.

5 Things you need to know about the World Vision Run 2014:

1. Its on it’s 3rd year. And every year keeps getting better.

2. It has become an inspiring and wonderful gathering of like-minded groups and individuals who share the same passion in helping children have a better future.

3. Even children can join in. A 500m distance is open for children below 12 yrs old. Create an experience for your own kids to help other underprivileged children in the Philippines.

4. It is a way to accomplish your fitness goals. Push your limit and fund raise with your friends at the same time.

5. Register now to receive your preferred singlet size. And if it is already out of stock, please select the next size.

We invite you, your friends and family to join us in this event for the children. Your support will reach miles of difference to the children assisted by World Vision. Register now at http://events.worldvision.org.ph/run2014/faqs.php#.U3Xfa9KSz4s

RACE DETAILS:

Event Date                 : Sunday, 22 June 2014
Time                              : 3:00am to 9:30am 
Race Organizer       : RunRio Inc.
Start & End Point   : 34th St. BGC
Beneficiary                : World Vision

REGISTRATION DATE :

Online : April 28 – June 8, 2014

In-Store : May 15 – June 15, 2014

ASSEMBLY & GUNSTART TIMES:

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Coach Rio dela Cruz., celebrity advocate Aljur Abrenica, and World Vision Associate Director Jun Godornes, entertained questions from the media and bloggers.

With co-bloggers during the launch

 

 

 

Race Recap: World Vision Run 2013

A short race recap…

I’m back on the roads running this race last Sunday, the World Vision 21k Run! Strange that i quite miss the urban jungle that is Bonifacio Global City and i can’t remember when i raced here the last time.

Since my last road race, the Run United 2, 32k at the MOA-Roxas Blvd. grounds a few weeks ago, my feet have been immersed mostly on trails, feeling the highs of running on single tracks and dirt roads with the scenic views that goes with it.

So the chance to run again at BGC comes for a re-visit to an old race and training venue and traversing the only uphill of the course, the Kalayaan Overpass plus a chance to greet many runner friends on that long stretch of Buendia Avenue.

Wearing the World Vision Medal at the finish line

The World Vision Run 2013 is a nice 21k  race if you’re looking for a medium sized race, not overcrowded with the kind of positive support Runrio always provide its runners. The run through the north side streets of BGC covered a wide area before hitting the south streets near the international schools then up to the Kalayaan overpass.

With Blas and Patrick just before the gun start

Having suffered from a bad case of cough and colds the week before, i didn’t feel like going on an all out running spree but i did enjoy some moments of pacing with the speedier runners and slowed down to my normal cruise control pace as soon as i struggled to catch my breath.

The water stations were copious, all providing ICE COLD water and Gatorade and it was so refreshing to pour your head with unlimited cold water. Nice!

With 2 kms to go

I felt some sort of a wall during the last 4 kilometers that my legs felt dead, so heavy that i could hardly get them to shuffle forward specially on the return to the Kalayaan over-pass. I took the remaining half of my Booster-C Energy Shot  and that kind of helped me get through the remaining 3 1/2 kilometers.

Feeling bored…and spent!

Last 200 meters

I struggled to finish in 2:31:47 on that 21.5 race route and i was good with that.

All in all, the race was very well organized and in my mind, even better than the 21k RU1 organized also by Runrio staged a few months ago.

With some running blogger friends

You can check out the race results here: http://runrio.com/2013/06/world-vision-run-2013-results/

Thanks to all my photographer friends for the photos above!

World Vision Run 2013

Last week,  i attended  the launching of the 2nd World Vision Fun Run and listened to one particular runner-friend who shared his child-hood story, on how in the midst of financial difficulties growing up was able to graduate from school through the help of the World Vision’s Child Sponsorship Program.

Many lives of out-of-school children and school drop-outs have been transformed by being able to graduate and lead good lives and in return, they themselves are now able sponsors of these needy children.

In this 2nd World Vision Run, to be held on June 23, 2013 at the Bonifacio Global City, World Vision invites runners to share the same kind of love that can change lives—lives of children in need. With a very small act of kindness these children will be able to look ahead to better lives with better opportunities, all because you willingly opened your heart and share love!

This Run  is a way for you to make a real and lasting difference for ONE precious boy or girl in need. Proceeds from registration fees shall be pooled together with other World Vision resources so children, families and communities may be provided with the following:

  • Education
  • Skills training
  • Improved Nutrition
  • Livelihood assistance
  • Health care
  • Safe water
  • Values formation
Let’s support this run and help children build a better future for themselves. Here are the details of the race:
WORLD VISION RUN 2013
June 23, 2013 Sunday
Venue: BGC
Registration Fees:
5km – P650
10km – P750
21km – P950
Singlet for all categories, and finishers medal for 21km finishers only.
Registration period:
Online: May 21 – June 19
In-store: June 1 – June 19
Registration sites:
Riovana BGC, Riovana Katipunan, Tobys MOA, Tobys SM North The Block
Registration is from 12nn-8pm only at all sites
How to register:
Fill up registration forms at registration centers and keep your claim stub
Or you may register online at www.runrio.com (No deliveries shall be made for online registration.  Please note there is an additional processing fee for online registrations.)
Race Kit and Claiming:
Dates: June 21 and 22 (Friday and Saturday before the race)
Venue: BGC (9th cor 26th open field)
No race kit claiming on race day
Reminders:
Runners are encouraged to bring their own hydration bottles for refill along the route, so as to decrease waste.
World Vision official explaining the program’s advocacy
Media group with Race Director Coach Rio Dela Cruz
10k

10k Route

5k

5k Route

21k

21k Route

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21k Medal

PRESS RELEASE:

Last year’s World Vision run brought people from all walks of life to run in the hope for children’s fullness of life.

A runner shares her experience, “Ran the 5k this morning in World Vision Philippines Run at BGC… it was a fun-filled and inspiring event… as one of the child sponsors, I’m more inspired to continue this advocacy after hearing success stories from former scholars… and hopefully, more people will share our vision and help send the underprivileged Filipino kids to school.”

This year, we are inviting everyone again to run and show your care for the children to help fulfill their dreams for better lives. World Vision Run 2013 is for the benefit of more than 8,000 children still waiting for sponsorship through World Vision’s Child Sponsorship Program.

Besides registering for the run, event sponsors and media partners can team up with World Vision for added participation. Groups and teams interested for concessionaires can also contact the World Vision Run team

So lace up this June, and see you at the finish line! Let’s run because we care.

The Impact:

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by addressing the root causes of poverty and injustice. Globally, World Vision assists over 2.7 children in over 100 countries.

Here in the Philippines, World Vision is reaching out to more than 80,000 children nationwide (along with their families and communities) through community development programs that will help uplift their economic situation and over-all child well-being of the children being sponsored.

For this year, we have about 8,000 children who are still waiting to be sponsored. World Vision’s local fundraising are pooling together resources from various sponsors/ donors to help ensure that these children will be able to have access to education, health care, values formation and livelihood assistance for their parents.

Fundraising events, such as the World Vision Run, helps support these programs for the children, their families and communities. You don’t have to be an athlete, a running enthusiast or even a health buff to make a difference through this event. Even first time runners, young and young at hearts, are all welcome to join!

By joining the World Vision Run 2013, running more kilometers , sharing the cause and experience with your family and friends, or even considering to sponsor a child will definitely contribute in helping more children have brighter futures ahead.

Let’s all run because we care. See you all on June 23!

About World Vision Child Sponsorship

The best way to help a child is to help his community become a better place to grow up in. For a donation of P600 a month, you will help provide children and his community with access to: education, health care, nutritious food, clean water, livelihood opportunities and more.

Child sponsorship ensures that the community will be able to provide children with the basics they need to help them grow up in a healthy environment and have a chance for a better, more sustainable future.

How Child Sponsorship Works

Child sponsorship is an exciting journey of transformation – for the child you’re helping and for you – especially if you use all the tools available to help you bond with your sponsored child.

It works by linking a poor child to an individual/ group who is committed to give a regular gift of P600 a month per child or P7,200 a year. Your monthly pledge is pooled with those of other child sponsors in the Philippines and overseas. Pooling together resources/ donations enables World Vision to maximize the productivity of every peso.

When you decide to sponsor a child, you’ll meet the child that you’ll be sponsoring by receiving a welcome kit that includes your sponsored child’s photo and profile, along with ways to connect and be updated with your new sponsored child.

Sponsorship fosters sustainability. World Vision plans and works alongside community members to help build healthy communities for children.

To know more about Child Sponsorship or other ways you can make a difference, click on this link: http://worldvision.org.ph/

Race Recap: World Vision Run

I was thrilled to be back at the BGC running another 21k, coming off just a week after finishing the Run United2 Half-marathon under overcast-skies and slight drizzle.

Well, there wasn’t any rain last Sunday at the World Vision 21k Run and while weather predictions would be sunny, the late start caused some worries among us runners as the early heat would surely beat down on us.

I arrived with June at around 4:15am and the start was at the exact same spot as that of the RU2 race last week. The start was low-key, none of the mega crowds of runners from RU2 (yess, we can breathe now) but the air was nevertheless filled with excitement. I bumped into Elaine and Alex, my team mates from Team 90% and they were going for an all-out effort and better their times from last week’s.

The start of the 21k race was already delayed and you could just hear the moans of runners annoyed by the rantings of the lady DJ. Emcees should be aware that runners hate late starts! Good thing that Miriam Quiambao, one of the events hosts was discernful of the brewing displeasure of the runners when she stepped up the stage and immediately counted down from 5 to 1 before she fired the starter gun! Good job, Miriam!

But then, a Mitsubishi Asian Utility Van (part of the race crew) was left just in the middle front of the starting line and runners unaware of it had to make a sudden stop then swerve around to avoid bumping to it head-on! Man, how stupid of that driver to leave his vehicle in front of the starting line! Hahah..

At the start. The race started late for the 21k runners. Notice the white AUV just after the starting line

With Team mates, Alex and Elaine Araneta

June with his new found running friends

I’m glad that the route took us first to Kalayaan Bridge towards Buendia Avenue rather than the usual route that we take first, the vicinity of the British School and the new Toyota showroom which we still did, although that was for the last 6 kms. I always love the part of crossing the Kalayaan Bridge and the subsequent downhill rush towards Buendia Avenue as it’s the only part where there’s an uphill and a downhill.

We were shown a new detour from Buendia when we took a right turn to Malugay Street (just after Mapua Institute) and made a u-turn just before Osmena Hi-way then back again to Buendia. At this point, my legs were still stiff as hell as i couldn’t get the proper rhythm and the cramping on my left hamstrings continued (felt it since T2N) although it was much bearable this time. It was useless to push it so i just coasted along, ran at a 7-7:30 pace for my own good.

We eventually got back at the BGC area and it was only at the 14 km mark that bananas and Pocari drinks were made available. That banana was refreshing and it got me feeling good up to the finish. I ended doing a 2:38, even 5 minutes slower than my RU2 the previous week. I’m just glad to be able to do a long run and this is what matters most now.

After crossing the finish line, i saw the omnipresent Ms. Mars in her usual jovial mood, taking pictures, having the time of her life after finishing her own 5k race. No sooner after i got my loot bag at the 21k tent that i saw her again at the media tent chomping on some pizza and offering some to me! She’s a runner, photographer, blogger, media rep, angry birds fanatic rolled into one!

With Ms. Mars

I later joined my team mates, Team 90% and Runnex for a hearty breakfast at Something Fishy, Eastwood complex.

Despite of the faux pas at the starting line, the race was admirably well-organized, the marshals were generally supportive and courteous, the water stations were well-stocked and the Malugay route was a welcome break from all the running along Buendia.

Pep Squad events, one of the organizers of this race have maintained their very good reputation in putting up one good show after the other and their races are worth looking up to.

Our support too goes to World Vision (WV), holding its 1st Run For A cause which will benefit thousands of poor children through World Vision’s Sponsorship Program. Part of their 55th anniversary, WV provides education, healthcare assistance, child protection, values formation and community livelihood programs to poor children and their families in need.

It’s a great start and i hope WV continues to stage awareness events like this run thus continuously helping children in need!

Congratulations!

A look at the awarding stage

The guy on the left made use of the stage to propose to his girlfriend (left most) to the delight of emcees, Marc Nelson, DJ Helicopter and Miriam Quiambao

Barefoot runner friends

Breakfast-meeting with Team-mates

1st World Vision Run

Yesterday, i attended the 55th Anniversary Celebration and the launching of the 1st World Vision Fun Run and witnessed how the lives of out-of-school children and school drop-outs have been transformed by being able to graduate from school and live comfortable lives through World Vision’s Child Sponsorship Program.

In this 1st World Vision Run, to be held on June 24, 2012 at the Bonifacio Global City, World Vision invites runners to share the same kind of love that can change lives—lives of children in need. With a very small act of kindness these children will be able to look ahead to better lives with better opportunities, all because you willingly opened your heart and share love!

This Run  is a way for you to make a real and lasting difference for ONE precious boy or girl in need. Proceeds from registration fees shall be pooled together with other World Vision resources so children, families and communities may be provided with the following:

  • Education
  • Skills training
  • Improved Nutrition
  • Livelihood assistance
  • Health care
  • Safe water
  • Values formation
Let’s support this run and help children build a better future for themselves. Here are the details of the race:

“Towards Fullness of Life” is the theme for World Visions very first Fun Run to be held at the Bonifacio Global City on June 24, 2012. The organization hopes to partner with new groups to help more children and sustain communities to reach their full potential by addressing the causes of poverty and injustice.

World Vision is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities worlwide. Celebrating its 55th Anniversary this year, World Vision stands by its year-long theme “Sharing the Joy of Hope”.

Event DateJune 24, 2012 Sunday
Event VenueBGC – Bonifacio Global City
Assembly5 AM
Race Types:  Inclusion  Entry Fee
500m R Kit, Singlet, Giveaway  P 300.00
3K Same  P 550.00
5K Same  P 650.00
10K Same  P 750.00
21K Same + Finishers Medal  P 850.00

Registration venues are as follows:

World Vision Office, West Ave. Quezon City
Reebok Eastwood, Quezon City
Unisilver, SM North, Quezon City
Reebok Trinoma Mal, Quezon City
Reebok Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Unisilver Time, Robinson’s Place, Manila
Royal Sporting House, Glorietta
ROX, Bonifacio High Street, Taguic City
Reebok, Festival Supermall, Muntinlupa City
Unisilver Time, Festival Supermall, Muntinlupa City Chris Sports, Mall of Asia

For inquiries call our event secretariat throguh (632)5197010.
For the race routes and other details, please log-on to: http://www.pepsquadevents.com/worldvisionrun.html
World Vision Run
Here are some pictures of the launch:
Karen Davila, who sits on the Board of World Vision Philippines giving a short talk during the launch
With Marj of Pep Squad Events (c) and Ms. Mars of Pinoy Fitness
With the beauteous Nikki Gil gracing the event
With the beauteous Nikki Gil gracing the event
With supporters, sponsors and volunteers of  World Vision
 
With CNN Hero, Efren Penaflorida